January 28, 2010 - ECHL (ECHL) - Utah Grizzlies
West Valley City, Utah - The Utah Grizzlies have invited actor Gary Coleman to drop the puck prior to Monday\'s game against Las Vegas at 7:05 p.m.
Coleman, best known for his work in the television show Diff\'rent Strokes, has been going through some tough times lately after being arrested again in Utah County over the weekend and recently settling a civil suit following an incident and arrest in September, 2008 at a Payson, Utah bowling alley.
The organization has reached out to his agent and attorney in an attempt to bring him to the E-Center and is hopeful to have him in attendance Monday for a ceremonial first puck drop.
"Gary has struggled a bit since his move to Utah, but we\'d like to take this opportunity to introduce him to Grizzlies hockey," said Grizzlies Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting Adrian Denny. "He had a fan bail him out of jail Monday and as fans of him and Diff\'rent Strokes, we\'d like to show him a great night of hockey entertainment and take that opportunity to wish him all the best. His most recent set of circumstances was also the most viewed story at www.sltrib.com for over 24 hours, so we know he would be a nice addition to the pre-game festivities for our fans."